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  • Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL is offering contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. Find the details of this new service and branch opening dates here.

    • RETURNS will be accepted only during hours of operation, no appointment necessary. Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • HOLDS PICKUPS are by appointment only. Make an appointment here.

    In accordance with Ottawa Public Health directive, please wear a mask when entering a branch.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email.

Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) is expanding their services!

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Have a student with a print disability? 
Connect them to accessible reading!

Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) is expanding their services!

CELA is taking on a new initiative to allow educators (at either elementary, secondary or post-secondary schools) to receive free access to thousands of accessible reading materials for their students with print-disabilities through the Ottawa Public library's CELA Educator Access ProgramThis initiative includes a free Bookshare membership! Bookshare is an online library of accessible e-books for people with print disabilities.

This resource is beneficial to students who have print disabilities and their educators looking to support them! This is a fantastic resource for educators, so please be sure to pass this information along.
For more information about CELA check out our blog post on
For more information on this new initiative please visit CELA’s page for Educators or contact Ottawa Public Library’s Accessibility Services at 613-580-2424 ext. 28321, or by email at